At the ages of fourteen and fifteen, I had read Great Expectations twice Dickens made me want to be a writer but it was reading The Tin Drum at nineteen and twenty that showed me how. It was Gunter Grass who demonstrated that it was possible to be a living writer who wrote with Dicken's full range of emotion and relentless outpouring of language. Grass wrote with fury, love, derision, slapstick, pathos all with an unforgiving conscience. --John Irving, New York Times Book Review<br /><br />Grass is one of the master fabulists of our age. --Times<br /><br />The Tin Drum will become one of the enduring literary works of the twentieth century. Swedish Academy, awarding Gunter Grass the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1999 --.
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About the Author
G�NTER GRASS was born in Danzig, Germany, in 1927. He is the widely acclaimed author of numerous books, including The Tin Drum, My Century, Crabwalk, and Peeling the Onion. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1999.
Breon Mitchell is Professor of Germanic Studies and Comparative Literature at Indiana University, where he is also Director of the Lilly Library. A Rhodes Scholar, he received his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Oxford University. His areas of specialization include literary translation, Anglo-German literary relations, literature and the visual arts, James Joyce, Franz Kafka, and Samuel Beckett.